TRENTON – In votes that went along straight party lines, the state Legislature passed the Democrats’ $31.74 billion Fiscal Year 2013 budget Monday. The spending plan fully restores the Earned Income Tax Credit to help New Jersey’s working poor that was reduced two years ago, and sets aside money to give residents tax relief if the state’s revenue collection meets Gov. Chris Christie’s ambitious targets during the first five months of the fiscal year.
If you’re dark-haired, brown-skinned and have the misfortune of living in Arizona in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in State of Arizona v. United States of America, get ready to be stopped, searched and questioned. Then again, if you’re a citizen living in the United States, this is merely one more component of the police state that appears to be descending upon us.
ELIZABETH – On Wednesday, June 27, National HIV Testing Day, Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Counseling and Testing Site, 654 E. Jersey Street, Suite 161, Elizabeth, will offer free community HIV testing from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senators Raymond J. Lesniak and Barbara Buono which would establish a comprehensive program to transition foreclosed property into affordable housing was approved by the state Senate today by a vote of 21-18.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Police are investigating the death of a 7-year-old girl, who apparently drowned in a residential swimming pool in New Brunswick last week, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced today.
EAST RUTHERFORD – Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa was joined today at MetLife Stadium by former Super Bowl champion Tony Siragusa and other members of the New Jersey motoring community to unveil the state’s renewed drive to highlight the importance of the Move Over law.
TRENTON – A 28-year-old Elizabeth man admitted Friday that he robbed seven branch locations of TD Bank throughout New Jersey from September 2011 to December 2011, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.